Volvo S60 Concept. Click image to enlarge
Volvo S60 Concept
North York, Ontario – Volvo Canada has released images of the Volvo S60 Concept which will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in early January.
“The all-new S60 will be one of the strongest players in a segment where the competition is razor-sharp,” said Volvo Cars President and CEO Stephen Odell.
The coupe-inspired lines that gave the original S60 its characteristic stance are even more pronounced in the next generation. “The concept car’s exterior gives a clear indication of what customers can expect of the all-new S60. On the inside we’ve been even more daring – there the focus has been on creating a vision of the future in the slightly longer perspective,” said Volvo Cars Design Director Steve Mattin.
The S60 Concept also incorporates a ground-breaking safety innovation that, among other things, can detect a pedestrian who steps out into the path of the car and can react with full braking power if the driver does not respond to the warning. The technology, called Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and pedestrian detection, will be introduced in the production version of the all-new Volvo S60.
The engine that Volvo Cars has chosen for the Volvo S60 Concept is a 1.6-litre four cylinder unit using high-efficiency GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) technology to produce 180 horsepower. This engine, in combination with a range of other technical measures, makes it possible to cut carbon dioxide emissions to 119 g/km and deliver fuel economy of 5.0 L/100 km.